Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! A couple weeks back, a group of EECM staff and clients followed the grey asphalt road in search of adventure and close encounters of the mammalian kind. Their destination? The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, of course!
The Pittsburgh Zoo really is one of the treasures of the city. It boasts a wide variety of animals and excellent habitat landscaping. The Zoo is buried in the heart of the city, just a few blocks from EECM (you can actually catch an occasional glimpse of the snow leopard from the road – a fact that I am positive is going to cause me to wreck my car some day), but you’d never know it once you get inside. You are instantly transported to the African Savannah or an Asian rainforest. Right now, the Zoo is particularly popular as people flock to see our tiger cubs and new polar bear exhibit.
The Pittsburgh Zoo is not only a great educational complex, it is very community-friendly. The nice people in the public relations department readily donate admission passes to worthy causes…like us! Which is how it came to pass that 12 residents and guests of Safe Haven and the Orr Compassionate Care Center, along with two adventure-loving staff members, spent a fun-filled afternoon on safari at the zoo. Wild times!